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Rainy day options around Waihi Beach

Rainy days does not mean there isn't anything to do in and around Waihi Beach - there are plenty of dry options and a couple not so dry.

  • Drive up to Waihi and take a gold mine tour – 2 hours followed by a visit to the award winning Gold Discovery Centre. Both can be organised at the info centre in Waihi.
  • Visit the Artmarket in Waihi and check out local art.
  • Visit the Athenree hot pools and have a long relaxing soak – 
  • Visit the Waihi Arts Centre and museum 
  • Day trip to Thames taking in the gold mining history of yesteryear.
  • Day trip to Waitomo visiting the glow worm caves and doing a 3 hour tour to 2 caves –  approx 2 hours driving each way.
  • Whilst on the trip to Waitomo visit the Kiwi House in Otorohanga just 10 minutes from Waitomo and check out many New Zealand’s native birds.
  • Day trip to Tauranga & Mt Maunganui for a day of retail therapy – ask Ali for tips..
  • Check out movie options in either Thames or Tauranga.
  • Take a day trip to the mineral spa town of Te Aroha and have a long relaxing soak. 
  • Visit the historical Athenree Homestead and enjoy morning or afternoon tea.
  • Check out Greg & Ali’s DVD collection.
  • Check out Greg & Ali’s paperback collection.
  •  Ask Greg & Ali about using some board games – Sequence, Quiddler etc.